USA: while Mateen killed 49, Imran Yousuf saved 70

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Every human life is precious and sacred. Whoever saves one it will be as if he or she has saved the whole of humanity. (Al Quran 5:32/33)

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Source: Oneindia News

June 16: While the world is talking about Omar Mateen, a US citizen of Afghan descent who massacred 49 people in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on June 12 (Sunday), has equal focus been given on Imran Yousuf, a 24-year-old ex-Marine who worked as a bouncer in the ill-fated Pulse nightclub and saved as many as 70 lives?

Speaking to CBS News during an emotional interview, Yousuf regreted that he could not save more lives. “…there are a lot of people dead,” he said. A combination of photos of some of the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando. PTI Yousuf, who likely had walked past the killer as he did the rounds, identified the imminent danger as soon as the first gunshot was fired. “The initial one was three or four (shots),” he said adding:

“That was a shock. Three of four shots go off and you could tell it was a high calibre. Yousuf said the panic-stricken people rushed to the back hallway but the idea to open the locked door leading into the streets did not dawn on anybody. He shouted at them to unlock the door but none could do the job. Yousuf then himself jumped over to open the door and let people run for cover. He said around 60-70 people were in the corridor, looking for an escape route and he succeeded in letting them survive the night of terror. Yousuf then returned to help the injured reach hospital. The man had worked as an engineer equipment electrical systems technician in the Marine Corps for nearly six years, according to military sources. He was then deployed to Afghanistan in 2011. He left the service in May, after attaining the sergeant rank.

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  1. Imran Yusuf’s ancestry came to Guyana, four generations ago. Both India and Guyana were part of Britain and now part of the British Commonwealth.

  2. Imran Yusuf’s ancestry came from Guyana, four generations ago. Both India and Guyana were part of Britain and now part of the British Commonwealth. Not bad for a persons with two nations from the British Commonwealth.

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